The UK property market is an attractive investment proposition, but it’s not without its challenges and complications, which is why choosing the right legal adviser is critical.
Our Real estate investment team handles all aspects of the commercial property investment lifecycle from acquisition and management through to disposal. We work proactively with our clients to understand their legal requirements and commercial objectives to provide a competitive advantage in a rapidly changing market.
The Real estate investment team is fully integrated with other services within Charles Russell Speechlys such as planning, construction, environmental, property litigation, dispute resolution, tax and real estate finance (both conventional and Islamic), to provide comprehensive property investment advice for our clients. We advise on high-value and complex investment transactions, joint ventures and tax-efficient structures, as well as the financing of investment projects in the UK.
The Real estate investment team acts for some of the largest property owning bodies in the UK, as well as international investors including:
- institutional investment funds
- banks and financial institutions
- public and private corporations
- offshore and private investors
- government entities
- urban estates
- property companies
- hotel operators
- start-up companies.
Our experience spans the full range of real estate asset classes including:
- retail (including shopping centres and retail parks)
- mixed-use schemes
- hotels and leisure
- strategic land.
Our team is extremely knowledgeable about the UK commercial property market and the investment opportunities available. Whatever the size of your portfolio, we’re committed to helping you make the most of your investment.
As part of our investment management service, we advise on all aspects of asset management including fund management agreements; and commercial, technology and energy contracts. We also advise on contentious aspects of investment management such as possession claims, service charge disputes and lease extension claims.
We have a wide network of industry contacts and can introduce you to agents, surveyors and other property professionals that can assist you in achieving your investment goals. Our international presence, including established offices in Europe and the Middle East, means that we are well placed to advise overseas clients who are actively investing in the UK commercial property market. In particular, our Luxembourg office has extensive experience structuring real estate funds operating in the UK.
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Real Estate Repurposing
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Moratorium on Rent Enforcement - How does it affect landlords?
It is important for owners of business premises to understand how the rental enforcement moratorium will work.
A guide to buying residential property in England
An overview of the conveyancing process when acquiring residential property as well as some key points to consider.
Trailblazing: how London became the highest ranked European city for private capital property investment
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Silbury Finance on a £35m facility to a Jersey unit trust to finance the development of a 89 unit retirement living village in Tunbridge Wells, Kent
The joint venture will finance the development of a 89 unit retirement living village in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
Judicial Review Reform
Judicial review is a mechanism available to various interested parties to challenge the legality of decision made by a public body.
COP26 and the impact on Property Finance
There is a strong focus on countries ‘building back better’ their economies through green, resilient recovery.
It was another exciting year at the Arabian & African Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) .
Later Living: The rise of retirement villages
As the over 65 years population continues to rise and retirement living grows, what does this mean for lenders?
Charles Russell Speechlys advises TDR Capital LLP and the Issa brothers on the real estate aspects of ASDA acquisition
TDR Capital LLP and the Issa brothers have completed their acquisition of a majority stake in ASDA from Walmart.
The UAE's New Laws Relating to Inheritance and Deceased Estates
UAE furthered its efforts to attract foreign direct investment into the country.
Property Patter: The Section 20 Consultation Process
The section 20 consultation process is often complex, time-consuming and increasingly subject to disputes and litigation.
Property Patter: commercial & residential tenancy arrears – where are we now?
Where do landlords stand following the latest changes in the law?
Boris Johnson 1930's US 'new deal' for infrastructure investment - some reflections on Roosevelt’s 1930's New Deal
Retail repurposing; opportunity to play the long game
Melville Rodrigues quoted in IPE Real Assets on the government's review of UK funds regime
Is bigger better?
Melville Rodrigues quoted in IPE Real Assets on the impact of the upcoming general election on real estate
Queen's Speech 2019: Financial Services Bill
The Financial Services (FS) Bill ensures that the UK maintains its ‘world-leading regulatory standards’ after Brexit.
Simon Ewing writes for Spear's on investment in London's commercial real estate
UK Residential Property Acquisition – An overview for Middle East Purchasers/Investors
Key initial considerations